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Deep Listening Workshop

We'll help you harness the power of deep, active listening to unlock new levels of understanding.

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This workshop is part of our Leadership program. It can also be taken stand-alone.

85% of what we know is learned through listening. 45% of our work days are spent listening. We take in and retain only about a quarter of that. Combine those statistics with the fact that only 2% of professionals have taken formal listening training and a huge gap becomes evident in our working world. Our goal is to close that gap.

Good listening requires practice, time, and space. The good news is that It's worth every minute spent on it. Study after study shows that high-quality listening practices have some of the highest ROI of any professional skills you might invest in, giving you access to deeper understanding, collaboration and creativity.

In this 2h workshop, you will...

  • Learn about the different levels of listening
  • Practice your active listening skills¬†
  • Learn a set of effective listening tools
  • Practice more natural paraphrasing
  • Touch on non-verbal conversational cues (including in a remote context)

In the extended version of this workshop, you will also...

  • Experiment with questions that make others feel heard
  • Increase your comfort-level with silence as a listening tool
  • Go deeper on non-verbal conversational cues (both remote and non-remote)

Note: This set of outcomes can be customized for your group, budget and time allocation.

To try an exercise right now, check out this blog post.

allison o

The workshop was very clear and concise with excellent, high quality handouts. All the annotation exercises were really helpful. It emphasized to me how much you need to listen as a leader.

Allison O. - Strategic Operations Manager - EmpiRx Health

misael a

The workshop helped me understand that sometimes my coworkers may speak words, but if I'm really *listening*, a lot of times there is a fundamental thought behind what they're saying that can help me to understand what they mean / want better. That has had a real impact on my interactions.

Misael A. - Product Designer - Wall Street Journal

tess j

Great workshop. I learned new techniques to better listen, help people work through problems and convey my attention. I also enjoyed talking and getting to know my colleagues in this setting.

Tess J. - Sr Data Scientist - Wall Street Journal

max f

The workshop illustrated how the listening and attention "muscles" feel when they are engaged. Highly recommended.

Max F. - Distinguished SWE - Wall Street Journal

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In addition to offering dedicated workshops and programs for teams, we hold regular sessions that are open to individuals.

If you'd be interested in participating as an individual, let us know...

When you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are not only listening to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.

TJ & Dave